The Tree of Life

Friday, August 25 - Thursday, September 7, 2023

“My first job in cinema exhibition was in 2011, the year this film came out and all the heightened emotion, spirituality, and expressiveness left a huge impression. THE TREE OF LIFE is what I hold up when I talk about what a film can do for me. I haven’t seen it since then because I can’t imagine watching it outside of a theater. So now, I am forcing IFC Center to play this movie in my last month of working in a cinema. Soon, I’ll be on my way to being a social worker, still thinking a lot about emotions, spirituality, and expression.”

–Staff Pick by Elizabeth T., Membership, Merch & Ops

Screening as part of our series Staff Picks Summer-Fall 2023.

  • Country USA
  • Year 2011
  • Running Time 138 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
  • Director Terrence Malick
  • Cast Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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